Christmas is a time to give! The launch ceremony for Operation Santa Claus 2018 was held on November 13 at the Parade Ground at Tai Kwun, in Central. This year's theme is Spread some Joy this Christmas. Thirteen good causes will benefit from this year’s community-wide charity campaign.
Good morning from the Morning Brew team! Phil won a trip to Macau yesterday; he’s still over there trying to win a ticket back. So, while the katz away, the mice will play… Peter King is your host today, and he’s got a packed show for you.
After the news at 10, we’ll be chatting with Tim Huxley about the upcoming Macau Grand Prix and Radio 3’s coverage over the next three days. Around 11.40 this morning, a chance for you to meet to authors – Damon Rose and Sergio Monteiro. They were winners of supplementary prizes in the 2017 International Proverse Prize for book-length un-published work.
As usual after the midday news, James Marsh will be dropping by to give us his take on the latest movies.
The Hong Kong Golf Club’s geneal manager Ian Gardner will join us at 12.35 to tell us about the upcoming Honma Hong Kong Open and a list of the latest big names who will be taking part. Plus, a chance for you to go to all four days for free! During the show, we’ll be asking questions regarding the tournament at Fanling next week; submit your answer by email and we’ll include your name in the draw to be made just before the 1pm news. We have four pairs of passes to give away, plus an exclusive prize of a pair of passes, and a pair of passes to the Champion’s Pavillion on Saturday.
For the early birds, here’s your first question: Who was the winner of last year’s Hong Kong Open? Submit your answer, complete with your name and phone number to email@example.com And that’s Friday’s Morning Brew with Peter King, on RTHK Radio 3. (9:30am-1pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org )
On Friday's 123 Show, our reporter Queenie Man talks to author Leta Hong Fincher -- one of the authors at this year's Hong Kong International Literary Festival -- about the feminist movement in the mainland and her latest book Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China. That's at 1.30. After 1.50, we find out about the Hong Kong Federation of the Blind, one of the 13 beneficiaries of this year's Operation Santa Claus. After 2, on the Agender Cafe we're talking about how to be an influential woman, which was partly inspired by the Women of Influence conference, staged by the American Chamber of Commerce. Hosts Noreen Mir and Karen Koh talk to Tara Joseph, the president of Amcham; Vanessa Friedman, fashion director and chief fashion critic of The New York Times; Vivian McGrath, an author and blogger; and Czarina Leung, a humanitarian doctor. (1:15pm-3pm, email@example.com, facebook: www.facebook.com/NoreenMirRTHKradio3)
On Friday's Backchat, we are talking about work-life balance among employees. A survey revealed that 90% of local employees get work-related emails in their non-work time. Should Hong Kong introduce a "right to disconnect" law that allows workers to ignore emails and phone calls outside work? What could be done to improve work-life balance among employees and employers? Does it matter if home/office lines blur?
After 9.20, the latest Brexit agreement between Theresa May and EU.
The draft Brexit agreement has led to political chaos in the UK with the British pound and London shares falling sharply. Several ministers have resigned, including the UK’s Brexit Secretary, who said the deal was “damaging for the economy and devastating for public trust in our democracy." Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight for the deal despite mounting calls for a no-confidence vote in parliament.
China’s cyber regulator will seek detailed logs of user activity and personal information from all technology companies and online service providers that could influence public opinion or spread social movements. That includes all the major tech companies on the mainland including Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu. The new rules will come into effect on November 30 and companies will have to provide to the internet regulator users’ real names, account numbers and hardware details, along with all their chat and call logs and online comments.
US stocks rallied overnight after an FT report that Donald Trump's chief trade negotiator Robert Lighthizer told business leaders the US was putting the next round of tariffs on Chinese imports on hold. However, the US Trade Representative's spokesperson has since denied that.
Joining today’s Money Talk are Francis Lun of GEO Securities and Michael Chang from Core Securities. On the phone from Sydney is Toby Lawson at Societe Generale Australia.
It’s time once again for the Macau Grand Prix. This weekend one of the motor racing world’s favourite events will take place for the 65th time. Throughout the weekend our crack commentator, pundit, and former GT team owner Tim Huxley will be reporting extensively on the action, and meeting many of the great names of the sport. Join him on Saturday morning during The Juice, Sunday morning with The Pop Fugitives, and a little later that afternoon with Simon Willson.
Producer: Phil Whelan
Congratulations to our popular colleague Steve James, who’s been declared top on-air personality in the main Asia-wide broadcasting awards, the ABU Prizes. Steve has been hailed as number one for his weekday afternoon show by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union – which has a network of members that can reach 3 billion people across the region! It’s great recognition for Steve, who’s been with Radio 3 for the past 17 years. As well as hosting his show, The Steve James Afternoon Drive – to give it its full title – with its comic social observations, parody songs and social media engagement, he’s also the producer of Vintage Chart Toppers, and works his magic on lots of the Radio 3 trails and theme tunes that you hear every day. In all, RTHK won four top prizes in the seven radio categories – an unprecedented success – the others coming in the documentary, news reporting and community service announcement sections.
The Hong Kong International Literary Festival is back - and RTHK Radio 3 is proud to be the broadcast partner once again. The festival will run from November 2 to 11, 2018. The Radio 3 team will be talking to renowned authors from around the world about their books and their passion for writing. We'll also be attending festival events and bringing you the highlights. Don't miss it!
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